How to Get to the Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop

How to Get to the Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop


The Snow Monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop will be easy to find for any visitors coming to the park. Located at entrance to the trail leading to the monkey park, it literally can’t be missed! Every visitor walking in and out of the park will pass the Info & Gift Shop, making it an ideal stop for anyone needing rentals, luggage storage, monkey merchandise or a little assistance to get the most out of their visit.


Access to the park is along a 1.6km / 1 mile forest trail, the entrance to which is in the small hot spring village of Kanbayashi Onsen. Located next to the trail entrance, the SMR Info & Gift Shop can be accessed:


From Kanbayashi Onsen


It’s simple. Whether you are coming by public transport, private taxi or car or on a tour, you will be dropped down the hill from SMR Info & Gift Shop and the trail entrance. Simply walk up the hill – basically, follow the other visitors – and you’ll be led to the right spot.


Whether you are coming by local or express bus, you will be dropped at the bottom of the hill and need to walk around 7 to 10 minutes to the top of the hill. From the bus stops walk straight up the road past Hotaru-tei and when you come to the intersection, turn right. That road leads past the public car park, Enza Café (pictured above) and onto the SMR Info & Gift Shop.

Visitors coming by private car or taxi are likely to be stop or be dropped at the public car park on the same road. Simply follow the road up the hill, only a matter of minutes.


From Nagano Station


Most visitors to the park will start their journey at Nagano Station. From the station, visitors have the choice of a direct express bus service stopping at Kanbayashi Onsen, or a combination of a train to Yudanaka Station followed by local bus service to Kanbayashi Onsen.

Further information, please refer to our article regarding the option of using the bus or train to access Kanbayashi Onsen/Snow Monkey Park. Once at Kanbayashi, simply follow the directions above to access the SMR Info & Gift Shop.